SEXxATL '17 & Mini-Bang

SEXxATL was our mini-con for 2017.  Check out the presenters and subjects that were discussed!

12pm - Welcome | Marla & Tia
12:15pm - Roan Coughtry | Weaving our Way to Liberation: Why Sex Matters
12:45pm - Maiysha Clairborne, MD | Sexual Dysfunction: More Than Just A Performance Issue
1:15pm - Activity & Discussion
1:45pm - Maisha Najuma Aza, MSW, CMT | Energy-Gasms: Orgasms Beyond the Genitals
2:15pm - Christopher K. Belous, PhD | Talking about Sex: Micro-Activism in Non Sex-Positive Spaces
2:45pm - Break
3:15pm - Bethany Stevens, MA, JD | Pushing Pleasure: Stripping Ableism & Embracing Cripsex
3:45pm - Sean Saifa Wall | Rediscovering Sex in Recovery
4:15pm - Movement Break
4:45pm - Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire | Spank Bank: Earning Your Pain & Pleasure
5:15pm - Marla Renee Stewart, MA | The Power of Pleasure
5:45pm - SEXxATL Closing

8pm - Performances by Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire| Dancing with DJ K-squared

Roan Coughtry | Weaving our Way to Liberation: Why Sex Matters

Sex is powerful. Desire fuels us. Why is this important in this political moment? This talk will explore how sex and desire are linked not only to our personal healing, but also to our collective liberation - and how, to truly transform ourselves and society, we must start by claiming all parts of ourselves.

 

Maisha Najuma Aza, MSW, CMT | Energy-Gasms: Orgasms Beyond the Genitals

While there are many articles, classes, books, workshops (primarily for cis-women), on the many different kinds of orgasms and how to achieve them, there is still something being left out of the orgasmic equation. I call them Energy-gasms. These kinds of orgasms are very real and does not require the genitals to be stimulated, nor is it specific to one gender or genital configuration. This “rare phenomenon”, as the experts often call it, is typically saved for the last paragraph of an article as a quick side note, because many do not truly know how to explain it. Well, this Energetic Sexpert is going to shed some light on the matter. Whether you experience Energy-gasms on purpose or by accident, or you have the desire to experience them, you will want to be there for this enlightening, energy-gasmic SEXx Talk!

 

Maiysha Clairborne, MD | Sexual Dysfunction: More Than Just A "Performance Issue"

Sexual dysfunction can be an embarrassing occurrence in both men in women and often we think it’s simply a performance problem, but having hormones that are imbalanced can greatly affect arousal, erection and even orgasm. Find out how your hormones could be "blocking your blessings" in this workshop.

 

Christopher K. Belous, PhD | Talking about Sex: Micro-Activism in Non Sex-Positive Spaces

This talk will go over ideas and concepts of micro activism wrapped in the concept of expanding sex positivity - especially as it applies in places that may not be sex positive to begin with. Utilizing specific examples, humorous stories, and specific tips listeners will increase their knowledge about how to talk about sex with people who are not comfortable or open to discussing the topic in professional settings. Additionally, a brief talk on bravery and creating brave spaces when confronted with bigotry and/or bias will be presented.

 

Bethany Stevens, MA, JD | Pushing Pleasure: Stripping Ableism & Embracing Cripsex

This talk will go over disability, sex, and pleasure politics. In this talk, participants should be able to: 1) synthesize in their social justice work how disability issues/ableism interlock into other systems of power, 2) analyze how pleasure is a social tool of resistance against oppression, and 3) understand that all people have roles in shaping sexual culture for the better.

 

Sean Saifa Wall | Rediscovering Sex in Recovery

The question that I always have asked myself is, "What is sex to a sex addict?" As someone who has been on a healing journey to reclaim my sexual desire and kink, how have I reclaimed pleasure? How do we as a community and as a society reclaim pleasure even when we have been labeled or label ourselves as "addicts"? Reflecting on recent DNA research, how can we heal our lineage when we heal our sexuality? Using the science of understanding addiction and personal experience, I will move the audience through my journey as we build a collective consciousness around dynamic sexual liberation. 

 

Jet Setting Jasmine & King Noire | Spank Bank: Earning Your Pain & Pleasure

Spanking, flogging and waxing are just a few ways fetish players enjoy the act of impact, but there is an art to how these acts are executed. Join Master Fetish Trainers Jet Setting Jasmine and King Noire for an introduction into the world of impact play designed to inspire and educate the novice and experienced alike. Learn what tools to use, how to use them and how to recognize when your play partner has had enough. This is an interactive class so come prepared to participate or simply watch live demos of the action impact enthusiasts crave.

 

Marla Renee Stewart, MA | The Power of Pleasure
 

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